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Gowthaminursery
Kadiyam to veeravaram road,
Near dosalamma temple,           gowthaminursery@gmail.com
kadiyapulanka,
East Godavari dst, AP.                             +91 94404 90209
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Plantae
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Washingtonia
Species: W. filifera
Binomial name: Washingtonia filifera

Washingtonia filifera (filifera - Latin "thread-bearing"), with the common names California Fan Palm , Desert Fan Palm, Cotton palm, and Arizona Fan Palm. It is a palm native to southwestern North America between an elevation range of 100–1,200 metres (330–3,900 ft), at seeps, desert bajadas, and springs where underground water is continuously available.

Description


The Washingtonia filifera palm grows to 18 metres (59 ft) in height (occasionally to 25 metres (82 ft)) in ideal moisture and microclimate conditions. They have long thread-like white fibers, filifera-fillaments, between the segments. When the fronds die they remain attached and drop down to cloak the trunk in a wide skirt. The shelter that the skirt creates provides a microhabitat for many small birds and invertebrates.Washingtonia filifera can live from 80 to 250 years or more.

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